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Rashtrapati Bhavan: Official home of the President of India
The Rashtrapati Bhavan is the official residence of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India. Rashtrapati Bhavan may refer to only the 340-room main building that has the president's official residence, including reception halls, guest rooms and offices, also called the mansion; it may also refer to the entire 130-hectare Presidential Estate that additionally includes huge presidential gardens, large open spaces, residences of bodyguards and staff, stables, other offices and utilities within its perimeter walls. In terms of area, it is the largest residence of any head of state in the world.


Sri Lankan premier Mahinda Rajapaksa receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan, holds talks with PM Modi

He also held talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and held discussions on the wide-ranging issue.
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JNU student leaders provoked fellow protesters to move towards Rashtrapati Bhavan: Police

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JNU students stopped by police as they try to march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan; detained

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President Kovind extends New Year greetings, asks people to commit themselves to making caring, compassionate society

President Kovind asked people to commit themselves to making a peaceful, caring and compassionate society, according to a statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhavan. "The dawn of New Year and the new..
IndiaTimes - Published

Delhi Police resort to lathi-charge after JNU protestors march towards Rashtrapati Bhavan

Following a clash with Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students who were marching towards Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Delhi Police on Monday resorted to lathi-charge to stop the protesters.
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President accepts Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant's resignation

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday accepted the resignation of Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant from the Union council of ministers, a Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said. As advised by the PM, the..
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Germany, India have broad-based ties, will build on close cooperation: Angela Merkel

A number of agreements will be signed between India & Germany signifying their broad-based ties and the "very close" relationship between the two countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. A day..
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India accepts Germany's request to allow Merkel to sit during ceremonial reception

India has accepted a request by the German government to allow chancellor Angela Merkel to remain seated while the national anthems of both countries are played during a ceremonial reception at..
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5 Ambassadors present credentials to President Kovind

In a ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the envoys presented their credentials.
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Mongolian President receives ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

President of Mongolia, Khaltmaagiin Battulga on Friday received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here. He was received by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. "I am very..
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Our Parliament is 92 years old. Do we need to build a new one?

In the world of parliament buildings, India’s Sansad Bhavan is relatively new — it was ready just over 90 years back, in 1927. The government has now set the ball rolling for a massive..
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Two US citizens held for flying drone near Rashtrapati Bhavan

The two have been held for flying the drone near the Rashtrapati Bhavan on September 14.
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Government to ‘redevelop’ Rajpath, Parliament and secretariat

The Narendra Modi government has set the ball rolling for a massive re-plan and redevelopment of New Delhi’s iconic central vista — the stretch from the gates of Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate..
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Arif Mohammed Khan who quit Rajiv govt, BJP leaders Koshyari, Tamilisai appointed governors

BJP leader and former Uttarakhand chief minister Bhagat Singh Koshyari, 77, has been appointed the governor of Maharashtra, while BJP's Tamil Nadu chief Tamilisai Soundararajan, 58, moves to the Raj..
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Himachal, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Kerala, and Telangana get new Governors

President Ram Nath Kovind approved the changes made to the posts, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement on Sunday.
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President Kovind extends greetings on the eve of Idu'l Zuha

In an official statement from the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Kovind said, "On the occasion of Idu'l Zuha, I offer my greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially our Muslim brothers and..
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It was an honour to witness you receiving Bharat Ratna: PM Modi to Pranab Mukherjee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he felt honoured to have witnessed former president Pranab Mukherjee receiving India's highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna at a grand ceremony held in..
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This Chhattisgarh village boasts of own 'Rashtrapati Bhavan'

Apparently, the Rashtrapati Bhavan that has been discovered in Chhattisgarh was a makeshift home of first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, which was later converted into a pucca house and..
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Pranab Mukherjee, Nanaji Deshmukh, Bhupen Hazarika conferred Bharat Ratna

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, late Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and late singer Bhupen Hazarika were conferred the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award, on Thursday...
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President Ram Nath Kovind completes 2 years in office

President Ram Nath Kovind, who completed two years in office on Thursday, has been one of Rashtrapati Bhawan's most hospitable occupants. Since he assumed charge, the President has thrown open the..
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Nalanda weavers want 'acche din' back for their handloom

RENEWED BID: Once adorning the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the artisanal curtains have since fallen out of favour
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Two guvs transferred, fresh appointment in some states

Former interlocutor on Naga talks R N Ravi has been appointed as Nagaland governor, according to a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique. Noted lawyer and former Janata Dal MP Jagdeep Dhankhar was appointed as..
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Lok Sabha Speaker meets President, Vice President

After being elected as Lok Sabha Speaker on Wednesday, Om Birla called on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu. Birla went to Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet Kovind and later met..
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Mandaviya says will urge new MPs to pedal to Parliament

Union minister Mansukh Lal Mandaviya, who more often cycles to Parliament, says he will encourage more members to pedal to the House, a cause pushed by a little-known group of parliamentarians, Climate..
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36 new flats ready to be allotted to newly-elected MPs in Lutyens' Delhi

Thirty six new duplex flats with modular kitchens, four bedrooms each, a lift and an office area are ready to be allotted to the newly-elected MPs in Lutyens' Delhi's North Avenue. By the end of this..
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Sharad Pawar was invited to VVIP section, not fifth row, clarifies Rashtrapati Bhavan

Ashok Malik, Press Secretary to the President dismisses rumours reported by various news media outlets that NCP chief Sharad Pawar was alloted a seat in the fifth row instead of the VVIP section.
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Have been instructed not to make any attempt to topple Karnataka government: Yeddyurappa

Yeddyurappa was in the national capital to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After attending the function at Rashtrapati Bhawan, he held talks with the senior leaders of..
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